I'm planning to take a flight from San Fransisco (SFO) to Delhi (DEL) with a layover in Hong Kong (HKG) for 1 hour.

Does the Hong Kong International Airport have a repeat security check for international transit? Would I be able to make it to my second flight within that 1 hour time frame?

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    Are you on transit or do you have two separate tickets? Transit reservations (that is, a single ticket with a transit) are booked with sufficient time to allow for transfers. Aug 8, 2016 at 20:51
  • It's a single ticket. Aug 8, 2016 at 21:43

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Yes. You will go through a security checkpoint and then back up to the terminal level.

An hour may be tight and doesn't allow much margin for error, but assuming you have booked a single ticket, the airline believes there should be sufficient time and is responsible for getting you to your destination. If there is a significant queue or time is running short, make sure you speak to an airline representative, as they may be able to help expedite your connection by bringing you to the head of the line or driving you to your gate on a golf cart.

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